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They consider a "safe car" that has auto braking. I prefer a car that can best protect the occupants from a crash injury when the auto-brake cannot prevent the collision, especially if the other vehicle doesn't have auto-braking!!
 

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With an MSRP of 39435 (premier + confidence packages 1&2), it should be "safe".
Not sure if listed first = #1
 

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Although it is nice to see the Volt at the top of a list; That Forbes article is not very useful - more of a list of crash-tested models that also happen to have or offer auto-forward braking ??
 

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I would enjoy seeing a crash test involving the old Volt v the new Volt and see which one fairs better. It would be interesting as the old Volt weighs more, but the new Volt is probably a little stronger.
 

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They consider a "safe car" that has auto braking. I prefer a car that can best protect the occupants from a crash injury when the auto-brake cannot prevent the collision, especially if the other vehicle doesn't have auto-braking!!
Although it is nice to see the Volt at the top of a list; That Forbes article is not very useful - more of a list of crash-tested models that also happen to have or offer auto-forward braking ??
Insurance will vary by locale, but many give fairly large discounts for auto-braking as we learned this during the Gen2 Volt at launch; many members found a C2 Premier cheaper to insure than a LT...

Often it's "emergency" braking only and may not stop the collision itself but just soften the blow; yet that could be the difference between your airbags going off and them not, could be the difference between being rattled vs going to the hospital...Yet the ultimate benefit is health issues...Anyone at anytime can have a heart attack or stroke...
 

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Insurance will vary by locale, but many give fairly large discounts for auto-braking as we learned this during the Gen2 Volt at launch; many members found a C2 Premier cheaper to insure than a LT...

Often it's "emergency" braking only and may not stop the collision itself but just soften the blow; yet that could be the difference between your airbags going off and them not, could be the difference between being rattled vs going to the hospital...Yet the ultimate benefit is health issues...Anyone at anytime can have a heart attack or stroke...
I called and priced two identical Volts. One had ACC the other had everything but ACC. The ACC car was 35 more dollars every six months over the car without. This is with Farm Bureau Insurance. I found that interesting.
 

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I called and priced two identical Volts. One had ACC the other had everything but ACC. The ACC car was 35 more dollars every six months over the car without. This is with Farm Bureau Insurance. I found that interesting.
There's www.thezebra.com which gives you estimates...Pretty fun to play with different cars and trim levels...
 

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I called and priced two identical Volts. One had ACC the other had everything but ACC. The ACC car was 35 more dollars every six months over the car without. This is with Farm Bureau Insurance. I found that interesting.
ACC is not safety equipment. In fact, it can train drivers to take their eyes off the road.

$35 though sounds like valuation. An ACC car costs more.
 

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ACC is not safety equipment. In fact, it can train drivers to take their eyes off the road.

$35 though sounds like valuation. An ACC car costs more.
I'm inclined to agree here. In 48 years of driving I've never come close to rear-ending someone - if I've done anything stupid to cause a near-miss it's usually been while turning left.
 
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